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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Gelion, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. EnglishEdward

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    Is the difference only due to the numbers being recorded at arrival and departure points.
    Statistically some will of course have died. Too much vodka etc. Have they checked for that?
    And what about dual nationals? Who may show one passport on arriving, the other on leaving.
     
  2. red_elk

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    Yes, unfortunately.

    Hard to believe some people would like it here?
     
  3. Zardnaar

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    Bureaucratic process for living in Russia seems difficult. Just skip that step and stay anyway;).
     
  4. Ferocitus

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    Here's an Australian/Russian-related question that might entertain you.

    Lydia, the woman in the picture was Australian, born in Brisbane.

    She was a champion rally car driver and in 1940 she used those driving skills during a dangerous cross-country escape from Paris as the Nazis invaded.

    During that escape she saved the life of a famous Russian politician that you probably learned about in history lessons in school.

    She later married that man and also saved his life again when he was being pursued by Stalin's henchmen.

    Who was that politician?

    lydia.png
     
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  5. red_elk

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    I like this kind of quizzes, but can't get this one. Not enough details to guess.

    Edit: Ok, I found the right answer. Was looking in wrong direction actually.
     
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  6. Ferocitus

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    Well done, Mr. Elk!
    Here's a photo of Lydia Tritton and Alexander Kerensky arriving in Australia around 1945.
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  7. red_elk

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    Leningrad - Exhibit (aka Louboutins)
     
  8. Zardnaar

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    Putin did not annex Crimea. Crimeans did everything to reunite with Russia by themselves and Putin had only to accept that and to secure the formalities. If he did not, surely, that would be the end of him as a politician.

    Everything Covid related is fake. Its danger is fake. Its damage is fake. While anti-Covid measures damage is unmeasurable.
     
  10. Zardnaar

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    It's an internationally recognized border. No one cares to much what Putin does in Russia.
     
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  11. Aleksey_aka_al

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    Well, tell that to the Crimean people.
     
  12. Zardnaar

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    I know Russian immigration law. Any Russian in the territory if the former USSR can return to Russia. If they want to live in Russia they can.

    If you support their right to secede from Ukraine theoretically you should support the right if the various non Russian people in Russia to secede?

    Chechnya for example. Sure some others would leave as well.
     
  13. Aleksey_aka_al

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    Yes, I support their right to secede from Russian Federation as a part of the Soviet Union.
     
  14. Zardnaar

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    I'm talking about now.

    You would support any group that wanted to leave Russia say tomorrow?
     
  15. red_elk

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    Most voters supported the changes apparently, even taking into account gerrymandering.
    But the purpose of these amendments is very clear.

    Crimea has 2,300,000 people, 70% of them Russians, many lived there for generations.
    You propose them to leave their homes and go to Russia?
    Resettle the land with whom, Ukrainians?
     
  16. Zardnaar

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    No they should stay in Ukraine.

    Situations like that are a mess though. I think they should be allowed to request to leave but the main country might say now.

    Last Russians I met were from Odessa.

    Similar thing in Donbass.

    The reason the west doesn't like situations like this is Hitler used the excuse of ethnic Germans in Poland and Czechoslovakia to annex land.

    That's why they slapped sanctions on Russia. Ethnic minorities are often used as an excuse for Imperialism.
     
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    Don't forget that Poland used a similar excuse in 1938 (as their then buddy Hitler did) to annex parts of Czechoslovakia. ;)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaolzie
     
  18. red_elk

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    They don't want to stay in Ukraine, never wanted. And they are majority in Crimea.
    Similarly, Serbia was forced to give away Kosovo.
     
  19. Ferocitus

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    Has it been determined whether Khrushchev's decree for the transfer of Crimea was constitutional, or if it was definitely done without a quorum present to make it valid at that time?
     
  20. Zardnaar

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    West intervened in Yugoslavia because of the ethnic cleansing.

    It's why thing like the UN exist. It's not always perfect but the idea is to avoid what lead to WW1 and WW2.

    There's significant Russian minorities in the former USSR but there's also significant non Russian minorities in Russia.

    Russia stopped the Chechens from leaving Russia in the 90s so yeah Ukraine not happy about Crimea.

    So depends on how much you enjoy sanctions. Can't really force Russia out but Russia can't force people to trade with it either.

    The main problem really is say some future Ukrainian president convinced NATO to let Ukraine join.

    There's Russian troops on Ukraine's territory (Donbass, Crimea) and I'm sure you know about what the articles on NATO say about that.

    There was an idiotic Tsar who was a pumpkin and thought getting involved in Serbia was a great idea.

    You never know how these things turn out.
     

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